Digitech CF-7 Effects Pedal : Review


7 ready-to-use settings

It is totally flexible. Seven distinct Chorus types and three multi-functional controls to modify them give the possibility to find the best tone in every situation. Obviously, more flexibility means also more complexity. A careful reading of the manual is necessary, but after a bit everything will be clear.

Outputs and Speaker Emulator

The 2 Outputs are completely configurable. 1 is for the amp, while 2 is for a Mixer. In addition, it features a speaker emulator to use it with a mixer, a recording device or a soundcard.


The CF-7 provides the classic controls: Level, Speed, Depth and a knob to choose among 7 ready-to-use effects that emulate some very famous pedals. Let's see them.

  • Multi Chorus
  • A Digitech device that produces an effect with 16 different voices.

  • Voodoo Lab Analog Chorus
  • The clone of a 1976 pedal, the Boss CE-1.

  • TC Electronic Stereo Chorus Flanger
  • Very famous for the remarkable dynamic range.

  • Fulltone Choralflange
  • It is famous for its versatility.

  • Boss CH-1
  • A very popular pedal.

  • Electro-Harmonix Small Clone
  • One of the most used products among professionals.

  • Boss CE-5
  • Another well-known product.

General Opinion

Like always, the emulation cannot completely recreate the real sound of the original devices but the CF-7 works well. The seven ready-to-use settings that it provides can be a good starting point and with the 3 multi-functional controls the user can completely shape the Chorus.
It offers a remarkable quality/price ratio. Excellent.

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